Friday, 23 December 2016

Becoming an adhikari .

HARIH OM 
An  adhikari  is  one  who  is  fit    to  take  up  the  study  of  the  scriptures.  The  seeker  who  has  qualified  himself  with  the  fourfold  sadhana  chatustaya   is  a  fit  adhikari  to  walk  the  path  of  knowledge. We  have  seen  the  fourfold  disciplines  of  Discrimination  ,  Dispassion   ,  Desire  for  moksha    and  the  sixfold  Disciplines of  sama,  dama,  uparama  , titiksha  , shraddha  and  samadanam  ,in  the  last  few  pages. . The  first  three  are  acquired  and  nourished  by  doing  karma  yoga. . The  fourth  one  is  acquired  through  upasana  yoga. . Hence  by  practising  these  two  yogas  ,the  seeker  in  due  course  of  time  could  qualify  himself  with  the  fourfold  qualifications. 

     Becoming  a  sadhana  chatustaya  sampanna  prepares  a  seeker  for  jnana  yoga  by  making  him  get  jnana  yogyatha .  After  having  jnana  yogyatha  , he  becomes  fit  to  walk  the  path  of  jnanam   and  Advaita  Vedanta  maintains  that  through  jnanam  alone  moksha  can  be  attained. . A  seeker's  entire  spiritual  life  is  divided  into  two  stages. . The  first  is  becoming  an  adhikari  fit  enough  to  enter  the  portals  of  jnana  yoga  and  so  the seeker  goes  through  karma  yoga  and  upasana  yoga  both  of  which  help  in  developing  viveka  sakti,  enough  vairagya  for  withdrawing  from  the  world   and  for  cultivating  the  other  qualifications. 
  
     The  karma  kanda,  the  Veda  purva  , discusses  the  first  stage  of  a  seeker's  life  , that  of  attaining  jnana  yogyatha . The  jnana  kanda  ,also  called  Vedanta  deals  with  attaining  jnanam  and  getting  liberated  from  samsara. Vedanta  is  also  called  as  Upanishad. . The  ultimate  meaning of  this  term  'Upanishad  ' is  Brahma  Vidya  , which  is  the  destroyer  of  self- ignorance  thereby  putting  an  end  to  samsara.  . While  walking  the  path  of  knowledge,  the  seeker  approaches  a  competent  Guru  and  through  following  the  three steps  of  sravanam  , mananam  and  nididhyasanam  , he  attains  the  goal  of  Self- Realisation.  

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